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Just Saying
It's Personal
What's Hot
What's Not
Need to know
Featured Projects


Just Saying..

It's Personal
Our Favorite Easter brunch recipe.
From the Cloisters in Sea island.


Lemonade Soup
 Makes 15 servings
  • 10 ounces Country Time Lemonade Mix Powder 
  • 1 pint Vanilla ice cream
  • 1 lb. sour cream
  • 1 pint half and half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces brown sugar
Puree or blend all ingredients together and chill; check for tartness.  If needed, add more lemonade mix.  Top with rosette of whip cream and mint sprig or lemon slice. 
All Kat Nelson Design professional photographs taken by Lisa Konz photograpy. 


  As Spring break is coming to an end for most local school systems we hope that you got away for a family vacation, a little recharging of the battery or even a day at a local park.  Spring always brings with it thoughts of rebirth and renewal.  Flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and the buzz of lawn mowers is a Saturday morning constant.  As we head outside and reconnect with the beauty of nature, we hope you take a minute to get away with your own thoughts. Spring has sprung!  It's time to think positive and get excited by all the endless possibilities. 

Forever Grateful,
      Katrina Nelson and team
What's Hot?
A Seagrass Rug
  What's Not?
Plain, boring floors
Why Choose A Natural Fiber Rug? 

Natural fiber rugs are popular choices for both designers and their clients.  When considering this very versatile, durable and economical choice consider these advantages:

Sustainability. Seagrass area rugs are constructed from natural, eco-friendly fibers. To give you a bit of a botany lesson, seagrasses are flowering plants found in marsh wetlands. When used for area rugs, the gorgeous fibers are woven for symmetry and density.

Affordability. Who says that style has to cost a fortune? Seagrass might sound expensive based on the quality of the material, but these rugs are highly affordable. 

Durability. Seagrass area rugs are some of the most stain-resistant flooring accents that you'll ever find. Dirt is easily swept away, and these carpets are designed to withstand the heaviest of foot traffic.  Another very appealing aspect of Seagrass is it's virtually allergen free, and contains no dangerous toxins.

Beauty. Of course, a great rug is only a great rug if it's pleasing from an aesthetic standpoint, and seagrass does not disappoint.  It can be perfectly at home in either formal or informal design.   

 Seagrass Formal setting       Seagrass informal setting
As always, if you are interested in seeing if a natural fiber rug works for you, please call me for assistance.


Caring For A Natural Fiber Rug

Natural fiber floor coverings are relatively easy to maintain because dirt does not cling to the hard fibers, but rests loosely in the weave. Natural fibers do not show dirt readily. 

Normal Maintenance:  Regular vacuuming is the best care you can do to keep the fresh appearance of your natural fiber flooring. Visible and loose dirt should be vacuumed with a strong suction vacuum. Vacuum the carpet from different directions, making several passes over the area.Although the need may not be visible, this frequent and regular vacuuming will increase carpet life by preventing soil build-up, and will help eliminate stains caused when spilled liquids dissolve soil accumulations. 

Vacuuming Bound Rugs:  When vacuuming bound area rugs, take special care with the binding border. Do not let the vacuum sit on top of the binding or catch the corner of the rug as it could damage the binding. Also, vacuum in the direction that the binding is sewn so as not to pull up the binding from the rug. 

Overall Cleaning:  It is important during cleaning to control the amount of moisture. It is NOT recommended that the natural fiber be steam cleaned, wet shampooed or any other method that involves water saturation. It is recommended that a dry cleaning process be used.

Fresh Stains or Spills:  Immediately remove any spills by blotting liquids (blot do not rub) with a white cloth or scrape up solids with a dull knife or nail file. 

Water:  Because seagrass is made of natural fibers, it can absorb moisture. To avoid watermarks, spills must be cleaned up immediately with an absorbent white cloth. Dry with a hairdryer or fan. 

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914 Howell Mill Road

Atlanta, GA 30318

Fax: 404 389 9578


 We have recently fallen in love with this place!  Head there now for an amazing seafood dinner or hang at the oyster bar for a cocktail and appetizers. 

Make your reservation today! 



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